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The brains behind Big Picture Trading, Patrick brings a unique view of the market earned through decades of option trading.  Trading both for himself (and teaching others) how to position a portfolio to maximize reward while minimizing risk.  Patrick is also the co-host of MacroVoices where he has the privilege of working with some of the best thinkers in the Macro universe.

Patrick Ceresna

The brains behind Big Picture Trading, Patrick brings a unique view of the market earned through decades of option trading.  Trading both for himself (and teaching others) how to position a portfolio to maximize reward while minimizing risk.  Patrick is also the co-host of MacroVoices where he has the privilege of working with some of the best thinkers in the Macro universe.
The author of the MacroTourist newsletter, Kevin is a former institutional equity derivative trader for a big bank who decided that bank-life wasn't for him, so proceeded to trade for his own account for a couple of decades before joining his current firm, East West Investment Management where he is the Market Strategist.

Kevin Muir

The author of the MacroTourist newsletter, Kevin is a former institutional equity derivative trader for a big bank who decided that bank-life wasn’t for him, so proceeded to trade for his own account for a couple of decades before joining his current firm, East West Investment Management where he is the Market Strategist.

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Episodes

Episode 20 – Never say Never  (special guest Angie Setzer @GoddessofGrain)

0:04:00 What’s going on in the Grain Markets
0:29:25 Tales from the Trading Desk
0:35:02 FOMC – Bull vs Bear
1:00:25 This Week in Trading History – the Dutch West Indies Company
1:14:08 Review of last week’s Top 5

Episode 19 – Confessions of a MMT Enthusiast

0:03:20 Confessions of a MMT Enthusiast
0:37:05 Tales from the Trading Desk
0:45:58 This Week in Trading History – The first insider trading case
0:50:22 WTF Clip of the Week – Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?
0:55:55 Review of last week’s Top 5

Episode 18 – No Smell, No Tell (special guest: Mark Spiegel)

0:03:15 The Tesla Short
0:28:22 Tales from the Trading Desk
0:38:12 This Week in Trading History – 2009 Market Bottom
0:45:03 WTF Clip of the Week – Both Cramers are drinking
0:52:00 Review of last week’s Top 5

Episode 17 – Calling in Fat (special guest: Steve Sosnick)

0:02:47 What is on Steve’s mind this week?
0:38:05 Tales from the Trading Desk
0:49:18 Are the markets in NA heading into recession?
1:10:14 This Week in Trading History – Glass Steagall
1:14:53 WTF Clip of the Week – What does Powell think of Trump?

Episode 15 – Edge of a Precipice (special guest: @Barton_options)

0:04:00 What’s on Patrick’s radar this week
0:10:00 Deep Dive into impact of QT/QE with Barton
0:41:34 Tales from the Trading Desk – Barton talks UVXY
0:48:25 This Week in Trading History – Japan cuts rates to zero for the first time 20 years ago
0:55:22 WTF Clip of the Week – Bill Gross channels his inner Austin Power as he reflects on his retirement.

Episode 14 – Master move in the order of the Lufthansa heist

0:04:41 Tony talks weed
0:25:12 Social media stocks rolling over
0:46:00 Tales from the Trading Desk – Tony’s tale
0:52:12 This Week in Trading History – XIV blows up!
1:04:07 WTF Clip of the Week – Powell and Trump’s dinner Game of Thrones style

Episode 13 – Trump needs more Cowbell (with special guest Erik Townsend)

0:04:22 Erik Townsend talks Gold/Dollar pairs trade
0:35:00 Tales from the Trading Desk – Erik recalls crude trade
0:46:00 The epic flip-flop by Jay Powell
0:55:52 This Week in Trading History – The first TIPS auction
1:08:35 WTF Clip of the Week – Trump needs more cowbell!!!

Episode 12 – The Cracks are Showing (with special guest Tony Greer)

0:03:50 Tony Greer talks gold
0:23:20 End of QT?
0:43:00 Tales from the Trading Desk – Tony talks COMEX floor
0:56:35 This Week in Trading History – Gold Rush 1848
0:58:55 WTF Clip of the Week – Davos Frat Party.

Episode 11 –  The Trading Couch

0:03:08 A whale of an SPX trading
0:24:50 This Week in Trading History –  The Gulf War
0:32:12 WTF Clip – Tribute to William Wallace
0:57:49 Top 5 Things to watch next week

Episode 10 –  Goodfellas… Chinese Edition

0:02:39 Can you trust Chinese data
0:29:57 This Week in Trading History –  The first money mkt fund
0:35:09 WTF Clip – Ross Gerber, no Steven Birch from Billions
0:57:13 Top 5 Things to watch next week

Episode 9 – Fool’s Gold (with special guest Brent Johnson from Santiago Capital)

0:02:39 Silver and Gold Ratio with Brent
0:21:03 Tales from the Trading Desk –  Fool’s Gold
0:35:32 This Week in Trading History – Apple Computer 
0:45:55 WTF Clip of the Week – Cramer!

Episode 7 – The twelve pubs of Christmas

0:03:30 Reactions to FOMC
0:35:40 This Week in Market History –  Boesky and Mulheren
0:41:09 WTF Clip of the Week – Greenspan
0:44:31 Tales from the Trading Desk – Option spreads

Episode 6 – Don’t forget your sample

0:02:40 Gold – fake out or break out?
0:21:00 This Week in Market History –  Madoff
0:29:38 WTF Clip of the Week – The world’s biggest bear
0:33:52 Tales from the Trading Desk – Don’t forget your sample

Episode 5 – Never go full Krugman

0:02:25 Yield curve inversion
0:34:37 This Week in Market History –  A look back at the S&L crisis
0:41:42 WTF Clip of the Week – Krugman, Trump & Powell
0:48:24 Tales from the Trading Desk – Greatest Risk Arb of all time

Episode 4 – The Prairie Dog Formation

0:02:10 Powell Blinks
0:27:50 This Week in Market History – Enron
0:45:48 WTF Clip of the Week – Larry Kudlow’s Press Conference
1:04:46 Tales from the Trading Desk – blast from the past

How not to tell your clients they have been zeroed

Episode 3 – How not to tell your clients they have been zeroed

0:03:20 Did the Federal Reserve finally go too far and engineer a global economic slowdown (recession)?
0:42:50 This Week in Market History – JFK assassination causes a 2.9% dip in the market, but the Dow Jones finishes the year at the highs.
0:45:48 WTF Clip of the Week – Axe reacts to OptionSellers.Com’s announcement
1:04:46 Tales from the Trading Desk – reliving the bad blood between Icahn and Ackman via the Herbalife saga

Energy goes Beserk!

Episode 2 – Energy markets go beserk

0:01:50 Oil / nat gas go in opposite directions.  Is someone big in trouble?
0:15:50 Is this the top in interest rates?
0:42:00 This Week in Market History – Dow Jones finally crosses 1,000 but how long before that level is taken again?
0:47:00 WTF Clip of the Week – Tom Lee’s bitcoin call gets laughter from Seth and Snoop
0:56:30 Tales from the Trading Desk – remembering the natural gas hedge fund trader who lost more than a billion dollars

Energy goes Beserck!

Episode 2 Most important thing this week: Nat gas to the moon while oil craters and we talk bond yield curves.

Episode 1 – Will Trump break the mid-term Presidential Election Cycle?

0:01:40 Reactions on the midterms with a surprising stat.
0:36:32 This Week in Market History – 1907 crash
0:49:25 WTF Clip of the week – talking about percentage change on interest rates
0:54:19 Tales from the Trading Desk – GE after hours 37 million share block.